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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

15 April 2014
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

When it comes to lenses starting with 16-18 mm focal length and ending somewhere over 100 mm the distortion correction is always difficult. The Nikon company didn’t manage to avoid that pitfall either. It would be easy to understand −4.40% “barrel” at the wide angle because it is really hard to make it vanish there. At longer focal lengths, though, the distortion should have been negligible and you can describe it as such only near 24 mm, where it gets to −0.32%. Already at 35 mm you deal with distinct “pincushion” of 1.78% which increases with the increase of the focal lengths. At 50 mm it is as high as 2.29% and at 70 mm it reaches 2.30%. Only at the very end of the range that aberration decreases and at 140 mm it is 1.99%.

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